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 Re: your personal bore-oil concoction?
Author: Djudy 
Date:   2019-10-30 16:18

Good thread Ruben ! I have been thinking of starting one on this subject myself called "Why is a clarinette like a frying pan?" because I have received better advice on how to break in and condition ("culotter") my cookware than my clarinet !

Purchased from a very reputable and established instrument dealer here in France, no one talked about how to preserve the inside of the bore and no products were proposed at the time of purchase of my first clarinette, luckily a very good example of an E13 (my teacher was surprised). After getting into vintage instruments and a wreck of a full boehm S9 (long story) I realized that the bore had to be cleaned and restored to prevent moisture absorption as the grain was rough and clearly visible. So I bought a kit from the big mail-order place over the border and quickly realized that my other wooden instruments could also benefit from treatment. They provided a long cotton-wound stick and small amount of viscous oil that seems to do a good job with no problems of excess, other than the problem of getting the area just below the register tube.

To me it seems that the idea is not to have the occasional oilings penetrate, but to condition and maintain the surface to encourage the condensation to pearl and run off or wipe off easily. Just like my lovely carbon steel frying pans (condition, 'd├ęglace' after cooking, wipe clean with hot water, never soap, hand dry).

I would be interested to hear of any other tips about oiling the bore. Like wouldn't a lightly oiled chamoix swab do a more uniform job? or a wool pompom? (sorry if this is repetative , I haven't searched older posts on this yet, which I will do eventually).





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